autumnal D9P happy dance

Photos of another happy dance to share with you . . . of my first ever machine patchwork quilt, finally finished – yay!

Pieced in April & May 2013, but quilted and bound only recently.

D9P autumn 01

Now it’s done, I wonder why it took me so long ^^  No, actually, I know why . . . I was very apprehensive about quilting this on my basic machine but, with my new Juki, all apprehension flew out the window and I just got on with it.

While small by some quilters standards, this is the largest quilt I’ve made so far.  It measures 49” x 39”.

DP9 autumn 07

Backing fabric is a pale buttery cream, and I quilted in orange thread.

D9P autumn 09

D9P autumn 05

It’s the perfect side for my 2-seater couch, along with matching cushion . . . or . . .

D9P autumn 06

a little on the short side, for the 3-seater couch ^^  Photos taken on couches (and in the veranda) were taken before washing, so you can still see chalk marks which I used as guide lines for quilting.  They all disappeared in the wash ^^

D9P autumn 08

The important thing is it’s finished and I’m now raring to go and make lots more.

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